acquisitive

[ uh-kwiz-i-tiv ]
/ əˈkwɪz ɪ tɪv /

adjective

tending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth, possessions, etc.: our acquisitive impulses; acquisitive societies.

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Also ac·quis·i·to·ry [uh-kwiz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈkwɪz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of acquisitive

1630–40; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin acquīsītīvus; see acquisition, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for acquisitiveness

acquisitive
/ (əˈkwɪzɪtɪv) /

adjective

inclined or eager to acquire things, esp material possessionswe currently live in an acquisitive society

Derived forms of acquisitive

acquisitively, adverbacquisitiveness, noun
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